Directs and coordinates curricular, administrative, and counseling activities of the Middle School by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assures uniformity in assessment, parent reporting, and academic standards.
Oversees middle school special programs, such as; opening week orientation, fundraising, community service activities, and exam week.
Oversees disciplinary matters.
Works closely with department heads and identifies skill sets and core content needed for high school.
Involved in the planning and implementation of a rigorous, preparatory curriculum.
Oversees middle school field trip request and schedule.
Serves as a resource for faculty, recommending workshops, speakers, programs, school observations, etc.
Reviews IEP, 504, behavioral plans and disseminates this information to faculty and staff.
Promotes area of content integration across disciplines, and continuing education.
Works with admission office in reviewing applications and promotes the school.
Serves as an advocate for the middle school faculty and students within the MacDuffie structure including, but not limited to the promotion of academics, arts and athletics.
Maintains communication with school community about upcoming events.
Acts as the educational leader of the middle school, responsible for its day-today operation
Observes, supervises, and helps evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs.
Provides an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a school climate which is supportive and which reflects high morale.
Aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of our school community and develops plans for meeting these needs.
Makes recommendations to the head of school regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
Strives for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each teacher.
Education/Experience: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Driving Requirement: It is the responsibility of all MacDuffie employees to possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Please send letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy and resume.
About The MacDuffie School
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc.), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.